Fairfax Media Network

Mornington Is 128km Radar/Lightning

  • nearby radars

Satellite Image

light dBZ scale heavy
Bureau of Meteorology Weather Radar

About Weatherzone Radar

distance measuring Distance and latitude/longitude coordinates are displayed when you mouse over the map. The origin for distance measuring is indicated by a red dot and defaults to either your location, if specified and in range, or the location of the radar/the centre of the map. The origin may be changed by clicking elsewhere on the map.

The colours and symbols used on the radar and satellite maps are described on our legend page. View legend »

Radar Details

Mornington Island Weather Watch Radar
16.6660°S  139.1670°E  7m AMSL

LocationGununa Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability24 hours

Mornington Island radar has a good view of the surrounding area - mostly the Gulf of Carpentaria and low lying coastal areas of the Gulf country. Sea-breeze convergence lines can return false echoes (anomalous propagation), as can strong temperature inversions in the lower levels of the atmosphere. Path attenuation also occurs when the radar beam passes through an intense thunderstorm cell; the returned signal from cells further along that path will be reduced. Apart from these features, the radar performs well and gives a reasonably accurate representation of rainfall intensity.

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Farmer swims to safety after floodwater swamps car as she tries to move cattle

14:25 EDT

A farmer who became stranded in her car by floodwaters as she tried to move cattle has been rescued by helicopter after swimming to higher ground.

Australia's dual tropical cyclones

13:58 EDT

Two tropical cyclones are currently spinning in Australian waters and one could make landfall this weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Nora: BOM issues warning as storm approaches Gulf of Carpentaria

13:48 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Nora is expected to intensify rapidly before impacting parts of north-east Arnhem land and the Cape York Peninsula today.